Joan Miró, ‘Fireworks II | La Traca II’, 1979, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original aquatint in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Miró” in the lower right image
It is also hand numbered in pencil “11/30” in the lower left image.
It was printed by Joan Barbara, Barcelona in a limited edition of 30 signed and numbered impressions on wove paper. There were also 15 hors commerce [out of trade] impressions.
This is the second of three compositions titled Fireworks, published by Maeght, Barcelona.
The paper bears the Arches watermark in the upper left corner.

Literature:
Dupin, J. (1989). Miró Engraver, Vol. II 1961-1973. Paris: Éditeur Daniel Lelong.
Reference: Dupin 1115

Condition: Excellent condition.

About Joan Miró

Joan Miró rejected the constraints of traditional painting, creating works “conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness,” as he once said. Widely considered one of the leading Surrealists, though never officially part of the group, Miró pioneered a wandering linear style of Automatism—a method of “random” drawing that attempted to express the inner workings of the human psyche. Miró used color and form in a symbolic rather than literal manner, his intricate compositions combining abstract elements with recurring motifs like birds, eyes, and the moon. “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music,” he said. While he prized artistic freedom, Miró revered art history, basing a series of works on the Dutch Baroque interiors of Hendrick Sorgh and Jan Steen. In turn, Miró has inspired many artists—significantly Arshile Gorky, whose bold linear abstractions proved a foundational influence on Abstract Expressionism.

Spanish, 1893-1983, Barcelona, Spain, based in Paris and Catalonia, Spain